Release dateSeptember 27, 1974 (1974-09-27) Initial releaseSeptember 27, 1974 (Canada) AwardsCannes Best Director Award CastHélène Loiselle (Marie Boudreau), Jean Lapointe (Clermont Boudreau), Guy Provost (Dr. Jean-Marie Beauchemin), Claude Gauthier (Richard Lavoie), Louise Forestier (Claudette Dusseault) Similar moviesSet in Quebec, Movies about government, Dramas
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Orders (original title: Les Ordres, known in the United States as: Orderers) is a 1974 Quebec historical drama film about the incarceration of innocent civilians during the 1970 October Crisis and the War Measures Act enacted by the Canadian government of Pierre Trudeau. It is the second film by director Michel Brault. It features entertainer and Senator Jean Lapointe.
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The film tells the story of five of those incarcerated civilians. It is scripted but is inspired by a number of interviews with actual prisoners made during the events and its style is heavily inspired by the Quebec school of Cinéma vérité. It is a docufiction.
Hélène Loiselle - Marie Boudreau
Jean Lapointe - Clermont Boudreau
Guy Provost - Dr. Jean-Marie Beauchemin
Claude Gauthier - Richard Lavoie
Louise Forestier - Claudette Dusseault
Louise Pratte as Louise Boudreau
Martine Pratte as Martine Boudreau
Monique Pratte as Monique Boudreau
Amulette Garneau as Mrs. Thibault, The Neighbour
Louise Latraverse as Claire Beauchemin
Sophie Clément as Ginette Lavoie
Esther Auger as Esther
Claire Richard as Mrs. Vezina
J. Léo Gagnon as The Grocer
José Rettino as The Foreman
It shared a Cannes Film Festival Award in 1975 and four Canadian Film Awards (predecessor of the Genie Awards) the same year. It was also selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 48th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. The film was selected to be screened in the Cannes Classics section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
1975 Cannes Film Festival, won for Best Director (Michel Brault, tied with Costa Gavras for Section spéciale)
1975 Cannes Film Festival, nominated for Golden Palm (Michel Brault)
1975 Canadian Film Awards, won for Best Feature Film (Claude Godbout, Guy Dufaux and Bernard Lalonde)
1975 Canadian Film Awards, won for Film of the Year (Guy Dufaux, Claude Godbout and Bernard Lalonde)
1975 Canadian Film Awards, won for Best Original Script (Michel Brault)
1975 Canadian Film Awards, won for Best Direction (Michel Brault)
The Toronto International Film Festival ranked it in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time four times, in 1984, 1993, 2004 and 2015.